Why is Consultation important ?
Under MINIS project, projects namely the Flow Regulation of Orkhon River and Construction of Reservoir Complex, Shuren Hydropower Plant Project, Integrated steel complex with infrastructure in the central region of Darkhan and Selenge, and Coal to synthetic natural gas are being designed. Therefore, Cumulative Impact Assessment in Tavan Tolgoi and Baganuur Coal mining region and IWRM development for 3 RBAs are being undertaken.
Stakeholder consultations are a necessary to obtain the views of people who may be affected by these development projects or may otherwise have interest in their outcomes , and to inform them about the changes that could affect them. Since these stakeholders usually do not have a direct role on decisions about projects that may affect them , consultations are an important mechanism to ensure that their concerns are taken into account while these decisions made. Well-conducted consultations provide project affected people with a clear understanding of how the project , and the changes it will bring about, will have an impact on them and, as well as meaningful ways to influence decision making during project design and implementation.
How does MINIS makes the consultation –related documents publicly available?
MINIS uses all the suitable approaches of disclosing consultation materials.
These are included:
- MINIS discloses its consultation related materials ( draft report, technical and non-technical summaries, presentation, invitation/agenda ) on Consultation Hub of MINIS ‘s website sufficiently before the intended date of the consultation date.
- Also, sufficiently far enough advance, MINIS visits to consultation event areas and well explains the contents of materials and purpose of consultations. In other words,MINIS does not only hand the materials,but accurate, adequate and timely information the consultation subject is provided in person.
- Through the email addresses of invitees. So that the interested public has enough time to review relevant materials and to decide whether to become involved and make plans for the involvement.
How to participate in consultations that organized by MINIS project?
MINIS provides a detailed information on the upcoming consultations through its Consultation Overview table on Consultation Hub. Anyone who is interested participating in our consultation, please view the table in Consultation Overview subpage. Also, an information on upcoming consultations can be available through: MINIS Project
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How can the participants send their views and concerns?
MINIS consultations are open and transparent.Participants can make their comments through consultations verbally. MINIS distributes feedback notes at consultation events to provide an opportunity for the participants those who could not comment verbally. MINIS places feedback journals at related local governor offices and Citizen Representative’s Meeting Hall 14 days prior to the consultation date, so that participants are able to send us their concerns about the consultation subject. This feedback journal is collected 14 days after the consultation is held. Participants can send their recommendations through MINIS’s website. Online feedback form is placed on Consultation Hub page. Or anytime contact us through the suggested addresses above.
How can the participants view the results of the consultations?
MINIS addresses the all comments it receives and incorporates the relevant comments into the draft report which is consulted on. A detailed consultation result is informed by the Consultation Report and its annexes including the response matrices. Response matrix is a key consultation result document which shows how the stakeholders’ comments have been taken into account or the reasons why some of comments made by the stakeholders cannot be accommodated.